Studying Basketball through the Lens of Player Tracking Data

Authored by: Luke Bornn , Daniel Cervone , Alexander Franks , Andrew Miller

Handbook of Statistical Methods and Analyses in Sports

Print publication date:  December  2016
Online publication date:  February  2017

Print ISBN: 9781498737364
eBook ISBN: 9781315166070
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315166070-12

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Abstract

Contents

12.1 Introduction

245

12.2 Tracking Data.

247

12.3 Typifying Players

248

  12.3.1 Offensive Player Roles

248

  12.3.2 Point Process Decomposition.

248

  12.3.3 Fitting the LGCPs

249

  12.3.4 NMF Optimization

250

  12.3.5 Basis and Player Summaries

251

  12.3.6 Defensive Player Roles

251

12.4 Understanding Defense

252

  12.4.1 Modeling the Evolution of Defensive Matchups

254

  12.4.2 Characterizing Defensive Ability

256

    12.4.2.1 Shot Suppression

256

    12.4.2.2 Shot Disruption

257

  12.4.3 Results

257

12.5 Valuing Decision

259

  12.5.1 Expected Possession Value

260

  12.5.2 Parametric Modeling and Inference

261

  12.5.3 Analyzing Possessions Using EPV

263

  12.5.4 Derived Metrics

268

12.6 Conclusion

268

References

268

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